READERS’ POETRY: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, October 30.

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This week’s poem, called Thank the World for Children, is by Fiona Thompson.

Thank the world for children,

they always do surprise

And with their eyes they see what’s there

for everything’s a prize

whether it’s a woodlouse curling into a ball,

or the stars across the sky,

or a half-eaten sweet upon the floor,

their endless list of ‘Whys’

Thank the world for children,

So young, yet, oh so knowing,

Who place their hands inside of ours,

Their trust is over-flowing

Thank the world for children,

They put us all to shame

For they make friends with everyone,

No matter from where they came

And when we’re caught up in our worries

And trying to manage stress

They make life seem so simple

Our priorities get redressed

So give them a song inside their hearts

and a love that’s full to burst,

We can learn so very much from them,

That’s why we put them first.

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